15 Aug 2017

Tonga introduces reward system for taxpayers

8:58 am on 15 August 2017

The Ministry of Revenue and Customs in Tonga has established a new reward system for taxpayers.

Tonga money 2012

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The Heilala Tax System gives priority services and benefits to those who conform with tax and customs laws.

The ministry selected their top 10 taxpayers, which included banks, a wholesaler and a church group, to be given access to additional services and benefits.

These include TV and internet access at both tax and customs offices, priority when processing tax and customs requests and VIP lounge access at the Fua'motu International Airport.

The ministry hoped it would encourage taxpayers to be consistent when complying with tax and customs laws as well as enhance the government's revenue collection to fund services and infrastructure projects.